Environmental health

Environmental health

State of the evidence: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet Gray Ph.D.
Janet Nudelman, M.D.
Connie Engel, Ph.D.
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2008

A comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Nasivvik – Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research

Research Centre at Laval University focused on the health impacts for Inuit people in Canada’s Arctic.

Primary Telephone: 
705 748 1011 ext 7242
Email Address: 
http://www.nasivvik.ulaval.ca/en/contact
Fax Number: 
705 748 1416
Street Address: 
Kristeen McTavish, Nasivvik Centre Coordinator, Indigenous Studies Department, Trent University
Addt'l Street Address: 
1600 West Bank Dr.
City: 
Peterborough
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K9J 7B8
Country: 
Canada

Gender CC–Women for Climate Justice

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Spanish
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Advocacy

A global network of women, gender activists and experts working for gender and climate justice.

Primary Telephone: 
+49.30.21980088
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@gendercc.net
Fax Number: 
+49.30.30879825
Street Address: 
Anklamer Str. 38
City: 
10155 Berlin
Country: 
Germany

Women and climate change: vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Lorena Aguilar
Publisher: 
Worldwatch Institute
Publication Date: 
2009

From State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World, this report looks at the international impacts of climate change on women.

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Canadian Network for Human Health and the Environment

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Deals with broad human health-related environmental issues relating to air, water, soil, food, climate change and consumer products. Target membership is health-based, non-governmental organizations which have an active interest in environmental impacts on human health. Also open to government policy-makers, researchers and healthcare professionals and any others who are interested in the connections between human health and the environment. Presents seminars (webinars) and has a process in collaboration with Health Canada to select delegates for government consultations.

Primary Telephone: 
(506) 455-8961, Ext 103 or “0”
Email Address: 
info@cnhhe-rcshe.ca
Fax Number: 
Fax: (506) 462-0939
Street Address: 
CNHHE-RCSHE c/o The New Brunswick Lung Association
Addt'l Street Address: 
65 Brunswick St.
City: 
Fredericton
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E3B 1G5
Country: 
Canada

Our stolen future

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Online

Website that explores the emerging science of endocrine disruption, or how some synthetic chemicals interfere with the ways that hormones work in humans and wildlife. Based on The book Our Stolen Future on endocrine disruption and the common contaminants can interfere with the natural signals controlling development of the fetus.

Project éco-santé environmental health educational tools

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English
Author: 
South Asian Women’s Community Centre
Publisher: 
South Asian Women's Community Centre
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Our health is linked to the quality of our social and physical environments. Project Éco-santé tous ensemble explores the links between women’s heart, breathing, and mental health and their environments through a photo-video and a graphic booklet available in 10 languages (French, English, Urdu, Dari, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Portuguese, Creole and Spanish), and three brochures (available in French and English).

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Canada's chemicals management plan: why we ought to know

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Dolon Chakavartty
Edition: 
Vol.12. N.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article describes the dangers of chemicals that the public has exposure to on a daily basis.  The researchers use a sex and gender-based analysis to look at the need for a speedy implementation of Canada's "Chemicals Management Plan".

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Canada’s North in a changing climate: Hearing from the women of Nain

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Meena Nallainathan
Edition: 
Vol 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses research done where women's insights about climate change came from their experiences travelling, hunting, harvesting, hanging fish and laundry outdoors to dry and raising their families.

Environmental contaminants and breast cancer: the growing concerns about endocrine disrupting chemicals

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English
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Online
Author: 
Andreas Kortenkamp
Publisher: 
WWF-UK
Publication Date: 
2006

Examines the link between increasing rates of breast cancer and the impacts of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Highlights the need for strong legislation to control EDCs which are used in everyday products such as baby bottles and other plastics and cosmetics.

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